Lot # 521: 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson “Fielding, Ball in Glove” (1948 Distribution) PSA 4 VG-EX – “POP 1”; Only 4 PSA Examples Graded Higher!

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities 2022",
which ran from 4/29/2022 4:00 PM to
5/21/2022 7:00 PM

(LOT 521)
1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson "Fielding, Ball in Glove" (1948 Distribution) PSA 4 VG-EX – "POP 1"; Only 4 PSA Examples Graded Higher!

The Bond Bread Jackie Robinson 13-card set was distributed over a three-year period from 1947 – 1949. While all 13 subjects are labeled as "1947" by both PSA and SGC, in reality, the only documented 1947 subject is the Portrait-Facsimile Autograph subject that stands as Jackie's true rookie card. The distribution for the remaining 12 cards via a Homogenized Bond bread loaf were evenly split, with six subjects issued in 1948 (Spring/early Summer) and the remaining six cards released in the late Summer of 1949. Distinguishing the two distribution years (1948 vs. 1949) are the different ad backs, with the versos of the six 1949 subjects revealing a Jackie portrait image not included on the 1948 versions. Presented here is one of the scarcest of all 13 subjects, a spectacular PSA 4 VG-EX "Fielding, Ball in Glove" version that stands as the SOLE example at this mid-grade plateau with a meager four specimens graded higher! Coming off of his "Rookie of the Year" campaign, Robinson's sophomore season would see the Brooklyn star play a majority of his games at second base, with the fleet-footed legend posting a solid .297 batting average while stealing 22 bases and knocking in 85 runs. His horizontal fielding pose portrays the iconic Jackie snaring a throw at second base, with the well-centered image revealing fine clarity and eluding any glaring blemishes. The final exclamation point is the 1948 ad back including a Homogenized Bond Bread Loaf image, a facsimile "Jackie Robinson" autograph and the following Jackie promotional quote: "HOMOGENIZED BOND MAKES A HIT WITH ME EVERY TIME." An undisputed "POP 1" rarity, it stands as one of the scarcest of all Bond Bread Jackie subjects!

MIN BID $750

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